The Clink Prison Museum | Day Out With The Kids

The Clink Prison Museum

Southwark, Greater London, England

  • Chopping block with executioners axe at The Clink Prison Museum in London
  • Medieval torture devices at The Clink Prison Museum in London
  • Family in cell at The Clink Prison Museum in Southwark

Attraction Information

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Ages: 4+

Venue type: Indoor

Once home to London’s most notorious villains, The Clink Prison Museum celebrates England’s oldest prison. Enter if you dare!

The museum is housed on the original prison site which survived over 600 years, dating back to 1144. Turn back time with a guided tour filled with tales, as well as a hands-on introduction to archaeological artefacts - including medieval torture devices. No one get any ideas!

Some say the moniker, ‘The Clink’, came from the sound of the blacksmith closing the irons on prisoners’ wrists. Now if that wasn’t spooky enough, this Southwark relic is famous for paranormal activity. Nightly vigils are held allowing visitors to make contact with the long gone residents, using ouija boards and glass divination. You can even team up with the UK’s biggest ghost hunting company to search for spooks; just don’t forget to prove you braved the hunt with a free downloadable photo. Sadly this site isn’t wheelchair accessible.

  • Learn about England’s oldest prison through educational guided tours
  • Handle archaeological artefacts and torture devices of yesteryear
  • Join the UK’s biggest ghost hunting company in their search


  • Parking Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


1 Clink Street, Soho Wharf, London, Greater London, SE1 9DG, England


Click here to visit The Clink Prison Museum's website
020 7403 0900

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00, Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 19:30. 


Adults: £7.50

Concessions: £5.50

Family: £18.00

Last Entry

30 minutes before closing. 

More Information

Pets allowed

No pets are allowed. 

Parking facilities

There is a pay and display car park in Park Street. 

Public transport

The nearest tube station and bus stop is London Bridge.